VertiGIS, a provider of innovative spatial asset management solutions for utilities, telecommunications, govt, and infrastructure firms is entering its next phase of growth and expansion. VertiGIS is backed by global, technology-focused investment firm Battery Ventures, who saw an opportunity to bring together a distributed ecosystem of leading geographic information systems (GIS) and spatial tech companies under the brand in 2017.
What is the industry expertise of Andy Berry?
VertiGIS has since acquired 10 businesses in North America and Europe and shows no signs of slowing down. The company intends to grow both organically and through acquisition over the coming years to expand VertiGIS’s offerings into their target industries around the world.
Leading the charge for this new phase of rapid growth is London-based Andy Berry, who was recently appointed as VertiGIS’s CEO. Berry has an extensive background in growing global technology companies with executive roles at ZephyrTel, Pitney Bowes, and LogFire.
In his most recent role as Executive Vice President (International, Compass Business Unit) at Infor he was responsible for USD $300 million of revenue across seven independent business units with over 100 products that served 20,000 customers in EMEA and Asia.
VertiGIS employs over 500 employees in 9 countries and serves over 5,000 clients – ranging in size from SMBs and municipalities to global enterprises and major cities – around the world. Their proven, configurable solutions address challenges commonly faced by utilities, telecommunications, government, and infrastructure organizations, with use cases such as:
- Network management (planning, documentation, simulation, analytics);
- Citizen engagement;
- Land management and urban planning;
- Waste management;
- Facilities and asset management (critical infrastructure, large building operations, commercial spaces, manufacturing plants); and
- Transportation (roads, rail, airports, seaports).
VertiGIS solutions are powered by the flexible, purposeful capabilities (such as web and mobile viewers, reporting and printing designers, fine-grained security tools, intelligent workflows to digitize processes) found in their VertiGIS Studio™ solutions suite, which can also be licensed separately to help customers extend, enhance, or create their own spatial applications quicker with configuration instead of writing costly custom code.
What were the executives’ thoughts on the appointment?
Morad Elhafed, a Battery general partner and VertiGIS board member, noted: “We are thrilled to welcome Andy to the team to further VertiGIS’s mission, which has never been more important given recent geopolitical events impacting governments across Europe, a key VertiGIS customer segment. More broadly, we’re excited to support the company’s organic and inorganic growth strategies across all segments and geographies going forward.”
“It’s impressive to see how VertiGIS has evolved over the past five years. This next stage of our growth is all about innovation. While our clients can rely upon us to continue supporting them with our trusted, in-market solutions, they can also expect to see us apply our decades of industry experience and research into cutting-edge technology as we continue to invest in configurable, cloud-ready software that solves their real-world challenges,” said Berry.